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ERIC Number: ED525759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 300
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9347-4221-1
From the Courtroom to the Classroom: The Shifting Landscape of School Desegregation
Smrekar, Claire E., Ed.; Goldring, Ellen B., Ed.
Harvard Education Press
"From the Courtroom to the Classroom" examines recent developments pertaining to school desegregation in the United States. As the editors note, it comes at a time marked by a "general downplaying of race and ethnicity as criteria for the allocation of public resources, as well as a weakening of the political forces that support busing to achieve racial integration." The book fills a growing need for a full-scale assessment of this recent history and its effect on schools, children, and communities. This book begins with "Unitary Status, Neighborhood Schools, and Resegregation," an introduction by Claire Smrekar and Ellen Goldring. Section One, The Post-Busing Era: Does Race Matter?, contains: (1) Looking Back: The Effects of Court-Ordered Desegregation (Jomills Henry Braddock II); (2) Trends in School Racial Composition in the Era of Unitary Status (Brian P. An and Adam Gamoran); and (3) The Post-"PICS" Picture: Examining School Districts' Policy Options for Mitigating Racial Segregation (Kevin G. Welner and Eleanor R. Spindler). Section Two, Unitary Status: Policy Levers and Legal Landscapes, contains: (4) Equal Educational Opportunity, School Reform, and the Courts: A Study of the Desegregation Litigation in San Jose (William S. Koski and Jeannie Oakes); (5) "Sheff v. O'Neill": Weak Desegregation Remedies and Strong Disincentives in Connecticut, 1996-2008 (Jack Dougherty, Jesse Wanzer, and Christina Ramsay); (6) Resegregation, Achievement, and the Chimera of Choice in Post-Unitary Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Stephen Samuel Smith, and Stephanie Southworth); and (7) Neighborhood Schools in the Aftermath of Court-Ended Busing: Educators' Perspectives on How Context and Composition Matter (Claire Smrekar and Ellen Goldring). Section Three, Consequences of Court-Ended School Desegregation, contains: (8) Administrative Decisions and Racial Segregation in North Carolina Public Schools (Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd, and Jacob L. Vigdor); (9) The End of "Keyes": Resegregation Trends and Achievement in Denver Public Schools (Catherine L. Horn and Michal Kurlaender); and (10) Integrated Schools, Integrated Futures? A Case Study of School Desegregation in Jefferson County, Kentucky (Kristie J. R. Phillips, Robert J. Rodosky, Marco A. Munoz, and Elisabeth S. Larsen). This book concludes with "Racial Realities Across Different Places: Dual Directions in Recommitting to the Promises of Brown" by Jerome E. Morris. An index is included. [Foreword by Ronald F. Ferguson.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
Identifiers - Location: California; Colorado; Connecticut; Kentucky; North Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education